Animal Models of Eating Disorders

  • Nicole M. Avena

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Binge Eating, Bulimia, and Hedonic Overeating

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sarah Shafer Berger, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff
      Pages 3-6
    3. Carlo Cifani, Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura, Roberto Ciccocioppo, Maurizio Massi
      Pages 27-49
    4. Rebecca L. W. Corwin, Francis H. E. Wojnicki
      Pages 51-68
    5. Traci A. Czyzyk, Jesline Alexander-Chacko, Joelle Dill, Dana K. Sindelar, Michael A. Statnick
      Pages 69-81
    6. Irene Morganstern, Jessica R. Barson, Sarah F. Leibowitz
      Pages 83-96
    7. Richard W. Foltin
      Pages 97-107
    8. Vasiliki Michopoulos, Carla Moore, Mark E. Wilson
      Pages 109-125
    9. Casey H. Halpern, Mark Attiah, Tracy L. Bale
      Pages 193-200
    10. Marilyn E. Carroll, Nathan A. Holtz, Natalie E. Zlebnik
      Pages 201-233
    11. Rossella Ventura, Emanuele Claudio Latagliata, Enrico Patrono, Matteo Di Segni, Stefano Puglisi-Allegra
      Pages 235-254
  3. Anorexia and Undereating

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Guido K. W. Frank
      Pages 257-260
    3. Kenneth D. Carr, Soledad Cabeza de Vaca
      Pages 261-280
    4. Nicole C. Barbarich-Marsteller
      Pages 281-290
    5. Myrte Merkestein, Linda A. W. Verhagen, Roger A. H. Adan
      Pages 291-317
    6. Laetitia Laurent, Alexandra Jean, Christine Manrique, Mohamed Najimi, Fatiha Chigr, Valérie Compan
      Pages 319-331
    7. Ida A. K. Nilsson, Charlotte Lindfors, Tomas Hökfelt, Martin Schalling, Jeanette E. Johansen
      Pages 333-350
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 375-379

About this book


The growth of the field of eating disorder research has led to a vast array of empirical articles, and the development of new animal models that can be used to study these disorders continues to stimulate new research.  Animal Models of Eating Disorders serves as a collection of detailed techniques contributed by experts in the field who are well-versed in the development and implementation of these models. Since eating disorders are complex and likely due to a combination of environmental, genetic, and social causes, the detailed chapters of this volume have been designed to highlight different contributing factors. Collectively, these chapters give a comprehensive and representative overview of both recently developed and classic methodologies used in the study of eating disorders.  Written for the popular Neuromethods series, this work contains the kind of thorough description and implementation advice that promises successful results.


Authoritative and practical, Animal Models of Eating Disorders aims to aid researchers in the use of animal models to assist in their investigation and characterization of the behaviors and neurochemical alterations associated with these devastating disorders.


Anorexia Binge eating Bulimia Eating disorders Environmental causes Genetic causes Mouse and rat models Primate models Social causes

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicole M. Avena
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-103-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-104-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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